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Simon Validzic

"To stop animal killing industries. I focus on the kangaroo killing industry of Australia since no large organizations are working in this issue."

Novi Zagreb, City Of Zagreb, Croatia
male, age 45
single
Speaks: English, Croatian
Joined May 19, 2009


 
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The largest massacre of native wild land animals in the world is happening in the Australian outback every night.

 
PLEASE HELP KANGAROOS

by "signing" this important petition:

 

To the Senate of Australia - For a moratorium on the killing:

www.gopetition.com/petitions/kangaroo-extinction.html

 

THE AUTHOR HAS CLOSED THE OTHER PETITION THAT WAS LOCATED ABOVE THIS PETITION SO I HAVE REMOVED IT. 

 

I am possibly the first animal rights activist in Croatia, in the modern sense of the word, who is still active.  I was a catalyst in the  formation of the Animal Friends Croatia organization: www.prijatelji-zivotinja.hr.  If necessary, click "in English" in top-right corner.  I put  the  website here and not under "Homepage" because I do not actually work at their office.

 


 
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Joined May 19, 2009 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Actions For Animals, Alternative Transportation, Australia, Birds of the World, Care for Chinese Animals, Global Alliance to Ban GMOs, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, Save tortured chinese bears! Salvemos a los osos torturados de China!, Saving Big Cats, Survivors Of Child Abuse In Catholic Institutions, THE PhoenixFactor, The Great Pakhtunkhwa!, We love all animals
Hometown Novi Zagreb, Croatia 
Homepage  
Birthday April 17, 1969  
Languages English, Croatian  
About Me I lived in Australia from 1970 to 1992. Since I am against the white colonization of Australia and the Americas, I returned to my country of origin and encourage others to do the same.

Before I went vegetarian, my family and friends were totally against it. Therefore, I put all my effort into making money so that I could buy my own apartment. I always thought that I was better at making money and donations than at activism. I got more serious about activism in 1998 during a bad period on the Croatian stockmarket. Other activists were not very helpful. I am a member of many animal-rights organizations but also do a lot of activism on my own. I cannot donate as much as I would like because my mother demanded that I sell out of the stockmarket in 2003, stop paying rent, and buy an apartment so that she can visit me.

I am vegan since 1995 and, since 2002, I eat mostly food that does not involve killing the plant.

In 1990, before most plastics had recycling codes, I called the factories that produced the packages (and lids) and asked them what plastic they were made from, and then found factories that would take the plastics. (They had to be perfectly clean, with all traces of paper labels and glue removed, since they did not take post-consumer HDPE, PVC, LDPE and PP. I could not find a factory to take PS).

I now recycle over 99% (by mass) of my waste.

I have been a member of the Jane Goodall Institute (UK) and PETA (USA) since 1993. At that time, attitudes were very backward in Croatia, but things have come a long way for animals and the environment since then. Being backward actually helped in many ways due to lack of "development".

A ban on fur-farming in Croatia goes into effect in 2017. The "use" of dolphins in entertainment has been banned. No primates are used in experimentation. Even the leading brands of personal hygiene and cleaning products are not tested on animals. The growing of GMOs is banned. About 48% of Croatia is covered in natural and nature-identical forest. Human population growth is negative.

PLEASE "SIGN" THE PETITION ON MY PAGE BILLBOARD!
  Introduce yourself to Simon
  Lifestyle
Pets None  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions  
Eating Habits vegan  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy Planet earth belongs to all species. Australia belongs to Aboriginals and America belongs to Native Americans.
What Gives Me Hope The increased acceptance of animal rights by the "mainstream".
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Making recycling compulsory. Stopping subsidies to animal killing industries and commercial fishing. Ending the clearing of natural areas. Returning self-determination to indigenous peoples. Enabling people of above-average intelligence to complete their education in fewer years. Giving people the right to refuse medical treatment and the right to die.
What/who changed my life and why Jane Goodall. Studies of chimpanzees in the wild and their similarities to humans paved the way for my interest in animal rights. Since it involves Africa, it also made me think about the rights of other races and in returning to my origins.
What Bugs Me The white colonization of Australia, My mother, Non-abolitionist animal welfare, Non-recycleable products, population growth, Palm oil, Logging of old-growth forests, Low-density housing, Mobbing, racism, Animal killing industries, Commercial fishing  
Passions  
Inspirations  
What Scares Me  
  Favorites
Role Models Nikola Tesla, Charles Darwin, Nelson Mandela, Carl Sagan, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jane Goodall  
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Interests Zoology, technology, computers, Artificial Intelligence, Exobiology, finance, stock market  
Books  
Music popular music  
Movies based on a true story  
TV Shows Dr Oz, documentaries, news, Public Television, BBC Wildlife Programmes  
Favorite Foods corn flakes, polenta, walnuts, carob, cherries, tomato sauce, Pasta, smoked tofu, Figs, Any simple vegan food, Any food that avoids killing the plant  
Favorite Places  
Can't Live Without water, nature, internet, newspapers, television  
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    Judith H. (59)

    Hi, Simon: Still need to respond properly to your message of awhile ago, but thought I'd send a comical comment since I haven't been able to in awhile.


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    Life is full of surprises!  Have a great week!  Namaste

    Jun 19, 2014 9:53 PM

    Judith H. (59)
    Not Just Loyal to Humans
    care2 is a pretty big 'stick' (as in photo, above) to keep us in touch between Croatia and America! Glad we have it. All the best, my friend Simon.

    Jun 2, 2014 3:00 PM

    Judith H. (59)
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    Hi, Simon. I haven't forgotten you, just swamped with stuff. Glad to be able to share this and to wish you a good week!  Jude

    May 18, 2014 5:46 PM

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    Hi, Sime!



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    Happy Belated.

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    Hi, happy belated birthday!


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    Angelika R. (143)

    Best wishes and blessings to you Simon, hope you'll have a wonderful birthday!




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    Judith H. (59)
    Panda Has a Relaxing Bath TimeHe's clearly having a great time; I hope you are, too, Sime. Blessings, smiles and lotsa good stuph, Jude
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    I love hearing the music on your page - very nice. Glad to see you around again!

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    Ladybug, ladybug, ladybug on a tendril
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    Pamela W. (75)

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!

     

    I'm not going to trust C2 e-cards to get my message to you this time - the last twice I sent a batch out, only half got there !

    Just a short, but very heartfelt, message to wish you and your loved ones a very happy festive season (whatever you personally celebrate this time of year).  Hoping that 2014 will be a much better year (for us all) than 2013 has been.  May it bring Peace, Happiness and, above all, Good Health !!   Lots of love and hugs,  Pamela

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